Bo Bice Welcomes Daughter Merrin Elizabeth Joy

04/25/2012 at 08:00 AM ET
Courtesy Bo Bice

Bo Bice is tickled pink!

The American Idol runner-up, 36, and his wife Caroline welcomed their fourth child — and first girl! — on Monday, April 23, the singer announced on his official website.

Daughter Merrin Elizabeth Joy weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz.

“Both mom and baby are doing great!” the site reads, along with a sweet snapshot of the proud new papa cradling his baby girl.

Bice and Caroline — who wed in 2005 — are also parents to sons Ean Jacob, 2, Caleb James, 3½, and Aidan Michael, 6½.

— Anya Leon

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Anne H on

WOW! Bo Looks great with his short hair does not look like him at all. 🙂

Looks great!!!

Congratulations to Bo and his Wife!!

Jen on

Congrats on the princess! My daughter also has three older brothers and she is a doll! God’s blessings on your family.

Just My Opinion on

How wonderful, I too am the only girl in my family with 4 wonderful brothers.

Sandra on

Pretty baby girl. With her being to only girl, she will be a little spoiled but that’s what they here for. Congratulations to you and your lovely wife for giving us another beautiful southern belle.

Erika on

She’s a beautiful baby! It’s awesome that they got a sweet little girl after three boys! She has three big brothers to protect her and I’m sure she will be treated like a princess!

I like the names of all of their kids. It is nice to see famous people choose names that aren’t bizarre.

Liz on

What a blessing, a beautiful daughter after three sweet boys. Congrats!

Mel on

Love the short hair, he looks great.

SusiQ on

He looks GREAT with his hair at any length; that talent outshines any physical beauty. And I’ll bet that little doll has him wrapped right around her little finger in no time.

twinhappy on

Congrats to their expanding family!!

Pam on

I love the names of Bo’s four children! They’re not crazy names like some people are naming their children. Bo looks and sings great! Loved him and Carrie on Idol, especially when they sung together. It didn’t matter which one had won.

Shelby on

She looks like a doll, absolutely beautiful and I love the name!!

Michelle on

Congrats, she is beautiful!

queenofhearts on

I didn’t even know they were expecting again…!!

Congratulations to Bo, Caroline, Aidan, Caleb & Ean on little Merrin!! Gorgeous name for a gorgeous baby!!

Marky on

Congratulations to Bo and Caroline, as well as to the boys!! What a lovely family and a darling baby!! Love the names they chose for all their children; they should be in the “baby-naming business”; so many crazy names being given to children now, I can’t imagine how celebs expect their children not to change their names later! So happy for them; they are just living their lives, he’s making music, and (hopefully) life seems to be good! When you have a large family close together, you just get in the swing of it, and it’s surprising how you can make it work. It’s not for everyone, but it seems to be working for them…….

Amanda on

congratulations to Bo Bice, he seems like such a nice guy I know he’s with the same woman for God knows how long now lol which is amazing.

I adore Carrie and I’m thrilled she won but I’m also super thrilled Bo came in second to her and not further in the back.

Tell ya what after 3 boys there is nothing like a daddy having a little girl to steal his heart away.

So precious

torgster on

I was so disappointed when Bo didn’t win Idol. But maybe it was for the best. He seems to have a great life and maybe the instant fame would have wrecked that possibility. Sweet photo of a sweet baby and daddy.

Michelle on

Awww! What a sweet girl and such a lovely name! Congratulations to Bo and his family!

Anonymous on

queenofhearts- Glad to know I’m not the only one that was surprised by this announcement! I tried to remember if I’d seen a pregnancy announcement on here and I have a VAGUE recollection of seeing one, but I could just be imagining things, especially in light of the fact that PEOPLE usually links back to pregnancy announcement posts in birth announcement posts and didn’t do so this time.

So I’m relieved to know I wasn’t going crazy or anything! 🙂

That being said, congrats to them! Also, I wonder if Merrin was born at home? The picture in this post looks like it was taken in the baby’s nursery at home rather than at the hospital.

Pippi on

Congrats to them! Love the name!! I actually know a Maren Elizabeth, funny coincidence. 🙂

Jillian on

What makes you think this is a nursery versus a hospital? Also, the baby has a hospital bracelet on her leg…